Marquipucuna January 28th 2010 Marquipucuna cloud forest is a small reserve about 4 hrs from Quito
It was listed as a protected ares in 1995
It is a truly unique and diverse ecosystem
Situated within pristine primary rainforest
and nestled within a thick band of cloud.
Hence the cloud forest.
Like so many places in Ecuador it struggles to maintain diversity.
Pressure from local agriculture and poaching threatens to dest ... read more
South America » Ecuador » North » Bellavista Cloud Forest The "Republic of the Equator" was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Colombia and Venezuela). Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A b... ... read more